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Kuznetsov20 Mar 2018 4:52 p.m. PST

Nobody seems to make British WW1 snipers, any reason I couldn't use these?


Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Mar 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

From my readings on the subject, Ghillie suits were adopted reasonably early on by British snipers (although our snipers generally lagged behind the Germans in terms of training and optics for the first year or two), so I would have thought you could. The designs were probably more basic than those WW2 models, but not substantially different.

"Sniping in the Great War" by Martin Pegler is very good on this sort of thing, but there are a surprising number of books on the subject.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Mar 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

ABSOLUTE "yea" from me. I picked up a set of these last year at H-Con for this exact reason.

Kuznetsov20 Mar 2018 5:24 p.m. PST

I ordered them! Thanks! Should I "nip the tip" of the SMLE?

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

Yes, nip the muzzles.

Those are great-looking figures !

wrgmr120 Mar 2018 6:09 p.m. PST

Yes, particularly the one on the left.

monk2002uk21 Mar 2018 1:45 a.m. PST

The Warlord Games figures will be fine. Great War Miniatures make a nice sniper:



Kuznetsov21 Mar 2018 6:42 a.m. PST

Thanks for pointing that out. Totally missed that figure!

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